Reflecting on Carolina Beach

Published: February 1st 2010
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Dr Michael Murphy with FrankDr Michael Murphy with FrankDr Michael Murphy with Frank

Fantastic medical care has left us with a debt of gratitude.
With the arrival of new pictures we would like to say more about the special folks in this time and place. Sorry for the high sugar content in this entry, but these people turned a bad experience into an unforgettable holiday.

First we say hi to the good doctors, Eddie Rosado and Michael Murphy and the staff at the Shoreview Urgent Care. Thanks to you, Frank is doing great.

We send hugs and kisses to Joanne Morgan for standing by us, tooting us around, and supplying these lovely shots with her 35m yardsale camera!

Our times with Ted and Diana were sparkling memories.

The appearance of Lea and Byron from home was an extra special gift.

Sorry we have no pictures of Jesse, Allen, Alan and Beverley Smith and Rachel but we really appreciate all your efforts.

Finally, after 3 weeks in CB we met our wonderful new volunteer crew, Dr. Paul and Dawn Long, just after Christmas. The next day we were able to depart from Carolina Beach on a wonderful but chilly12 day cruise to Jacksonville Beach.

We hope 2010 is a wonderful year for everyone. We are looking forward your visits
Dear Dr. Eddie RosadoDear Dr. Eddie RosadoDear Dr. Eddie Rosado

Thank you for a great stitching job and after care!
and messages.


PS We're still at Vero Beach fixing the anchor and enjoying pot-lucks.

Additional photos below
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Tipped on a shoalTipped on a shoal
Tipped on a shoal

... after dragging anchor in the night is not where you want to be the day after a foot accident and stitches.
Carolina InletCarolina Inlet
Carolina Inlet

The innocent looking bay, taken from Joanne's vantage point on the eastern shore or the west side of Pleasure Island.
Ted, Diana and CaroleTed, Diana and Carole
Ted, Diana and Carole

Our superb hosts for Christmas Eve and many acts of kindness (not to mention mind-bending jigsaw puzzles)
Wilmington, NC at sunsetWilmington, NC at sunset
Wilmington, NC at sunset

A lovely place to visit
Thanks SantaThanks Santa
Thanks Santa

Great ride in Wilmington
Ginger always...Ginger always...
Ginger always...

... wants to go to town!
Dredging for new marine slipDredging for new marine slip
Dredging for new marine slip

During 'walkies' I watched this operation of banking sludge. A fancy condo will eventully emerge here.
Frank's 62nd in Carolina BeachFrank's 62nd in Carolina Beach
Frank's 62nd in Carolina Beach

...turtle cheesecake, for those who need to know the details.
Joanne... on the townJoanne... on the town
Joanne... on the town

This terrific lady who stood by us from landing to launching. Looking forward to more visits with our new 'old' friend.
Frankie playing The DiveFrankie playing The Dive
Frankie playing The Dive

Thanks again to Joanne for schlepping us around and talking great pics.
Lea - a friend from homeLea - a friend from home
Lea - a friend from home

How lucky to get a visit from people we miss, especially during holidays.
Byron - came to helpByron - came to help
Byron - came to help

Taking a detour enroute to Florida, this true blue pal took time on a cold, cold day to help Frank rework the anchor.

Not an option for me on a 47' motor-sailer. Time to call in the re-enforcements from the US Power Squadron
Ted, Chris and DawnTed, Chris and Dawn
Ted, Chris and Dawn

Celebrating our departure the next day.
USPS Volunteer CrewUSPS Volunteer Crew
USPS Volunteer Crew

Meeting wih our new recruits, Dr. Paul and Dawn Long, before we set sail for a 12 day 'winter' cruise to Jacksonville, Florida.
New friendsNew friends
New friends

Joanne, Vinnie, Mac, Dawn and Paul, at dinner in downtown CB
Paul and DawnPaul and Dawn
Paul and Dawn

Trusting adventurers and seasoned sailors.
Joanne captures GingerJoanne captures Ginger
Joanne captures Ginger

Thanks Joanne for taking all these beautiful shots and for seeing us off.
Final checksFinal checks
Final checks

Thanks Carolina Beach, for a wonderful time.

Looking like a Scandinavian schooner.

19th February 2010

Love your pics
Sounds like your having the time of your life...enjoyed the pics I sent you an email to your other acct. hope to see you soon Lin
5th March 2010

Frank : Not sailing ? or forgot to let us know how you are doing. JOHN
13th March 2010

Hi folks,we are wondering how it's going now. We are sad to report that Simba is no more.Armin is the most upset, and I felt he needed a better place as he was so miserable(he had bladder cancer).We miss him, but at the end we couldn't leave him alone (puddles everywhere). Now he is getting ready to have the engines removed on Monday for an upgrade. BIG JOB.WE may take the boat south in the fall.May, we are going on a Baltic cruise and can hardly wait.So we hope you are well and in the groove now. All the best Marilyn Quickert.
17th March 2010

Dear Marilyn and Armin: We are very sad to hear about Simba, but glad you didn't let him suffer too much. I will remember him like a fiesty gentleman, barking to come and visit. We're doing fine in Florida and preparing for our escape from the hurricane season. Maybe we'll see you next fall on the water. In the meantime, enjoy the Baltic. Good luck with your motors. Glad you don't live aboard for that job! Thanks for letting us know. Chris, Frank and Ginger Bear
26th April 2010

Where are you now
Frank and Chris, The crew of SVWitchcraft and Lorne and Joy B are all wondering where you guys are? Are you ok, did you stop moving. Enquiring minds want to know. We have begun our odessy home. Cheers
6th May 2010

all's well
Heh. Sorry to worry you. Just busy. Back in Vero after some Keys before moving north. Where are you?

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